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Water Exercise

Water Exercise

$29.95 CAD


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    Looking for exercises to improve your fitness, maximize your cross-training, or recover from an injury or condition—all with little or no impact? Water Exercise is your complete resource for fitness and rehabilitation exercises.

    Water workouts are a fabulous way to exercise, no matter your current fitness level. Water Exercise allows personalization of each workout plan: You can change the speed, intensity, or amount of rest based on your needs. Water Exercise is ideal for cross-training workouts and beginning to advanced fitness workouts. It will also help you recover from injury or manage a chronic condition. With underwater photos and simple instructions for each exercise, you will learn fun exercises in Water Exercise you can do in shallow or deep water. You’ll also learn how to use optional equipment such as foam noodles and water buoys to strengthen muscles and improve flexibility.

    Exercising in the water is effective because it offers a range of therapeutic and health benefits yet still improves all the components of fitness that you get from land exercise—with no impact. With just a pool and a swimsuit, you can strengthen, rehabilitate, and add variety to your workouts with Water Exercise.


    Fitness enthusiasts, especially those interested in low-impact activities (e.g., older adults, those rehabilitating from injury or condition). Also water exercise instructors, physical therapists, occupational therapists.

    Part I: Getting Started

    Chapter 1: Basics of Water Exercise

    Chapter 2: Preparing to Get Wet

    Part II: Choosing Your Exercises

    Chapter 3: Warm-Up and Flexibility Segment

    Chapter 4: Beginning Exercises

    Chapter 5: Intermediate Exercises

    Chapter 6: Advanced Exercises

    Chapter 7: Deep-Water Exercises

    Part III: Exercises for Common Injuries and Conditions

    Chapter 8: Ankle Joint

    Chapter 9: Knee Joint

    Chapter 10: Hip Joint

    Chapter 11: Spine

    Chapter 12: Shoulder Joint

    Chapter 13: Elbow and Wrist Joints

    Part IV: Water Exercise Programs

    Chapter 14: Basic Water Fitness

    Chapter 15: Advanced Cross-Training

    Chapter 16: Special Populations

    Melissa Layne holds a master’s degree in exercise physiology from Auburn University, a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Athens State University, a Georgia state teaching certificate, and fitness certifications through the Aquatic Exercise Association, the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, and the American Council on Exercise. She has been a fitness director for several health clubs, head cheerleading coach, and an Americans with Disabilities Act specialist working with businesses to verify disability programs.

    Layne is on the faculty at the University of North Georgia in the physical education department. She presents at multiple industry conferences each year, where many of her sessions feature aquatic workouts. She teaches a dozen group exercise classes per week, including aqua classes. She has starred in two SCW Fitness Education DVDs and 12 Water in Motion instructional exercise DVDs.

    "Melissa Layne is the highest caliber of educator in aquatics. Her intellectual curiosity, down-to-earth approach, and love of water exercise will fill every reader with contagious enthusiasm for the world of aqua fitness."

     Sara Kooperman, JD-- CEO, SCW Fitness Education, CEO, WATERinMOTION

    “Melissa Layne’s wonderful book will help you enjoy the many physical and mental health benefits of aquatic fitness!”

    Lawrence Biscontini-- Fitness and Wellness Consultant, Author, Speaker

    Water Exercise is the ideal resource to help you get the most out of your workout!”

    Todd Galati-- American Council on Exercise

    Water Exercise is a must-read whether you’re looking for advice about a great aerobic workout or an activity to manage a chronic diseases and joint or muscle pain.”

    Shannon Fable-- Director of Exercise Programming, Anytime Fitness

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